13 juillet 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze mirror, Han dynasty (206 -220 AD)

  Lot 5057. An inscribed archaic bronze mirror, Han dynasty (206 -220 AD); 16 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 63,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  
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14 juin 2021

Two antique bronze mirrors sold at Christie's, Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021

Lot 3101. A Liao dynasty (907-1125) bronze mirror and a parcel-gilt bronze mythical beast-form mirror stand, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The mirror is inscribed with QianqiuThe stand: 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long.The mirror: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide. Provenance: Mirror stand: Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 6 October 2015, lot 185. Lot 3102.  A  bronze ‘five mountain’... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2021

Two bronze mirrors and a pair of bronze 'fish' plaques, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

  Lot 1062. Two bronze mirrors and a pair of bronze 'fish' plaques, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); the largest 12.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 16,380 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
15 octobre 2020

A bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1525. A bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The mirror is cast with two horned leonine beasts alternating with long-tailed birds, all amidst flowering branches and insects, and within an outer band of clouds on the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September 2020, New York
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15 octobre 2020

Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1524. Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. One mirror has a central knob that rises from a quatrefoil motif within a square cast in high relief with twelve raised bosses separating the characters of an inscription. The outer field is decorated with a 'TLV' pattern, eight bosses and various celestial animals within narrow bands enclosing an... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

A small bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 1523. A small bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 3 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cental knob is encircled by four seated deities flanked by beasts, all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles, each enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

Two bronze mirrors, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1522. Two bronze mirrors, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The larger mirror is cast with alternating dragons and tigers separated by four small bosses; the smaller mirror with a band of birds perched on scrolls separated by bosses. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

Two large bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1146. Two large bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907); 9 3/8 and 9¾ in. (24 and 25 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 One has a flattened knob encircled by a narrow band of stamens and a band of overlapping petals surrounded by a broad, plain field separated from the rounded outer rim by a canted border. The other has a large knob encircled by six mythical beasts racing amidst grapevine below dogtooth borders. The outer field has... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

Three small bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 205. Three small bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Diameter of the largest 9.2 cm, 3⅝ in. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,875 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of circular form cast with a hemispherical central knop, the largest and the smallest cast with a band of stylised archaistic characters, the third decorated with a simplified TLV-pattern. Provenance: Collection of Astrid Ibsen-Sørensen (1892-1987), collected in China before 1936. In the family by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2019

Four Chinese bronze mirrors sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 744. A round bronze mirror, Warring States period-early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century B.C.; Diameter 18.6 cm. Estimated price €2.000 - €3.000. Result: €3.750. © Lempertz. Thinly cast, the central small knob encircled by bands and four petals, the main field with four running dragons on a ground of spirals and granulation, the rim with twelve arcs. Spotty green ang brown patina. Possibly from the Luoyang area, Henan province. Provenance: Private collection, Belgium. Literature: Compare: Ancient... [Lire la suite]